Blog Action Day – 15th Oct 2010

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year’s theme is WATER.

Regarding unclean water:

Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of diseases and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses

Photo via allthelook dot org

Regarding women and children living in countries with poor water sanitation:

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.

Along their long walk, they’re subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

How can we do our part? Please sign the petition by clicking on the widget.
Here is an example of the petition letter you are signing. Note: for international signers, simply scroll to the bottom of the “State” drop down menu to select “INTL”.

Also, help spread the word about clean water by grabbing a widget from here and embed it on your site to show your support of Blog Action Day 2010 and clean water access, just like the one you see on our blog!

Happy Blog Action day dear friends!

2 Comments

  • Ivan Chan says:

    We at Arteron recognise the poor state of drinking water in this global water crisis. With our decentralised approach it makes access to drinking water a more viable solution. Especially our IM-1 which is primarily design for disaster relief and rural redevelopment it can provide 10k litres of drinking water a day for those who need it. Its all about thinking out of the box and stepping away from the conventional water treatment systems which are huge, expensive and requires expensive pipe works to get water to the end user. Not to mention also the larger systems require construction time which most communities do not have as people are dying everyday from water borne diseases. Our solution is as simple as “plug and play”. Its as big as a coffee table and only needing a simple generator to power and access to river or well water source. Go to our website at http://www.arteronwater.com to see our solution to this dire problem.

  • LeslieTravel says:

    Great cause! I had no idea there was a Blog Action Day- it’s a wonderful way to raise awareness of important social and environmental issues.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.